What is Facelift Surgery?
Having Facelift Surgery in Boca Raton is a popular way to repair and regain the youth that once existed within your facial features. Rhytidectomy, the technical term, improves signs of visible aging within your neck and face to boost your confidence and reclaim your past youthful appearance.
During your consultation with Dr. Ress, you will be shown where you could benefit from a facelift the most, and will be given a descriptive customized plan for such which procedure suits your specific needs.
Types Of Facelift Procedures
Several techniques exist for facelift. All involve removing extra skin through minimal incisions hidden in natural skin creases. The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:
- The condition of your skin – texture and pigment issues
- The degree of skin looseness and elasticity
- The amount of volume loss or excess
Am I A Candidate For Facelift Surgery?
As with any medical procedure, not everyone is considered a candidate for a facelift. This is a surgery and certain health requirements must be met before a patient can be considered. For example, some medical conditions will prevent a person from being an eligible candidate.
Even among healthy candidates, there are those who see better results than others from the procedure. These people are considered an “ideal candidate”. An ideal candidate will get the best possible results if working with a skilled Boca Raton face lift surgeon.
An ideal candidate will have a strong underlying bone structure. The well-defined structure helps to support the results of the surgery. Patients with a weak bone structure often need to have fat transfer to provide volume to get the best results. It isn’t mandatory, but it does make an improvement.
Having loose skin around the face and neck doesn’t sound great, but it does make a person a good candidate for a facelift. One of the main aspects of the surgery is to tighten the skin around the face and neck to help reduce the appearance of any wrinkles. Afterward, the excess skin is trimmed away. In this way, the sagging skin and the wrinkles are both removed with a single process.
Having decent skin elasticity is important as well. This is because the skin needs elasticity to healing properly after it has been pulled and tightened to reduce the wrinkles. The skin must be able to properly rest in its new position on the face.
A lot of people think that candidates for face lift surgery must be females, but that is not true at all. Plenty of men visit Boca Raton plastic surgeons to receive a rhytidectomy. There has been close to a 50 percent increase in the number of men receiving facelifts since 2010. Overall, the process is exactly the same as are the requirements for candidacy.
What To Expect With A Facelift
Facelifts are done with incisions that are made to be as inconspicuous as humanly possible, and you will be discussing your options with Dr. Ress to ensure that your shape and contour expectations will be met perfectly. Thanks to advances in facelift surgeries, healing time and overall discomfort have been successfully reduced, so you can expect to be back to your normal, but better, self in a very short time.
Our South Florida patients come to us for facelifts because of our renowned expertise within this delicate art. We offer only the finest of treatment and after care available in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida. Facelifts are performed in a setting that is outpatient. Administered anesthesia choice depends on your case particularly, which Dr. Ress will go over with you to ensure that you will be both safe and secure.
Incision techniques and patterns will depend on your desired outcome, the current condition of your skin, the elasticity, amount, and quality of your skin, and the overall degree of your facial sagging, if applicable.
The Best Facelift Surgery Boca Raton
There are a lot of interesting remedies, creams, and lotions that claim they can reverse visible signs of aging. Some of them may work to some degree, but none of them are as powerful as a facelift. Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift can remove many visible signs of aging from the face with a very high degree of accuracy. It can quite literally take years off of your appearance.
When performed by a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ress and his team of industry leading doctors you will notice a severe reduction in wrinkles, sagging skin, creases, fat, and loose skin. All of these problems, and much more can be targeted with a single face lift surgery. The end result is an improvement all around the face, including cheeks, chins, and jaw.
A Work Of Art
To the experienced surgeon like Dr. Ress, this procedure can be viewed as a work of art. That is to say, it takes an artistic eye to truly perform this operation with the best results. It also requires an extreme attention to detail on behalf of the surgeon. The goal is to remove the signs of aging, but without causing any additional scarring or damage from the actual surgery, which can happen with sub-par surgeons.
Most modern facelifts attempt to use minimally invasive techniques. This means making the smallest incision possible so that there is no visible scarring left behind after the face surgery. However, you must be careful that the surgeon is capable of actually making a difference with a minimally invasive technique. In some cases, the surgeons aren’t skilled enough and simply aren’t able to make a difference.
The Most Common Procedure
There are actually a few different variations of this procedure and they often target different areas of the face. A person may have a problem area near the bottom of the face, so it wouldn’t make sense to pay for a full lift for the entire face. The most common procedure is referred to as a mini face lift.
The mini lift, which is also sometimes called a lower face lift, targets problem wrinkles and sagging skin that exist in the lower third portion of the face. The incisions for the procedure are placed near the ears and problem areas from the nose-down area addressed.
The areas beneath the nose, around the lips, and on the chin are big problems for a lot of people. In particular, wrinkles tend to appear around the lips due to facial expressions made over the years. Sagging skin tends to appear near the neck first, which is also addressed with a mini facelift.
Hormonal changes experienced later in life can also lead to the loss of jaw definition. This is another reason why face lifts targeting this area are increasingly common among men and women. Candidacy for a mini lift is the same as the normal procedure. The same goes for the qualities that define an ideal candidate.
How Much Does A Facelift Cost?
So, how much does a facelift cost? The price of the lift is going to vary based on several factors. The average cost for the procedure in the United States is $6,000, but this doesn’t include any of the additional testing or any of the prescriptions that might be required afterward. The final cost may range anywhere from $3,000 to $17,000.
Unfortunately, insurance won’t cover any of the costs that come from the surgery. However, our practice in Boca Raton offers great financing options to cover the facelift cost. It’s a good idea to discuss the pricing and financing options with us to get started. Call us today to find out what we can do for you.